How to Find Houses to Flip

How to Find Houses to Flip

Learn how to find and flip houses with Your Extra Closet. We will teach you how to research affordable houses in your area.

How to Find Houses to Flip

How to Find Houses to Fix Up & Flip 

Research the Area Well

Buying a property to fix and flip can be a great real estate investment, but it’s important to do your homework before you dive in. Location is key when it comes to flipping houses – you want to choose an area with a strong economy and good transportation options, as these will help increase the value of your flipped home. Cost of living is also an important consideration, as you don’t want to overspend on your property only to find that you can’t recoup your costs when it comes time to sell. That’s why it’s a good idea to research different states and cities before settling on a specific location for your flip. New Silver Lending’s state-by-state guide to house flipping can help you compare different housing markets and find the one that’s right for you. With careful research, you can maximize your chances of success when flipping houses.

Search Online, But Also Make In-Person Real Estate Connections

When it comes to finding a house, the process can seem daunting. However, with a little guidance, you’ll be well on your way to homeownership in no time. A great place to start is Zillow. Zillow’s online platform is easy to use and provides a wealth of information on each property, including photos (when available). And, if you’re unable to view homes in person due to travel restrictions or other circumstances, their virtual tour feature allows you to tour the entire house from your device. In addition to Zillow’s listings and virtual tours, their Foreclosure Center and Home Seller’s Guide offer valuable information on house flipping – making them a one-stop shop for all your house-hunting needs. So, whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced investor, don’t let the process of finding a house overwhelm you. Check out Zillow’s Foreclosure Center and Home Seller’s Guide for additional information on house flipping. Also, local real estate agents can provide more insight into some of these properties so we highly recommend contacting real estate agents in the area. 

Identify Red Flags During Your Search

Flipping houses has become a popular way to make some extra cash, but it’s important to be aware of the potential problems that can arise. One of the most common issues is expensive repairs. This can impact your budget and end up costing you more than what was expected. Additionally, it’s important to realize the risk of trying to make certain fixes on your own if you are not professionally trained or knowledgeable in that area. If specific repairs need to be made we highly suggest hiring an experienced contractor to assist you. There are still some issues that should be avoided if possible during your search for houses. Listed below are red flags you should stay clear of: 

  • Too Small of Kitchen/Bathroom Space
  • Plumbing Issues
  • Electrical Complications
  • Water Damage
  • Cracks in Foundation
  • Pest Infestations
  • And More

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About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.